Oktoberfest, Chile, China and more ~ Thirsty Thursday for September 20th, 2012

Each Thirsty Thursday we help you get ready for the weekend ahead with a round up of the best wine reviews and pairings from your fave winos, oenophiles and beyond . . .


  • “A Sip of Israel: The Growing Wine Regions of Israel” ::link::
  • “5 Wine Myths, Busted” ::link::
  • “Wine: Chile and China rising” ::link::

A (not so) Curious Coupling … That Works

Odd Pair: What Wine for a [California] Veggie Sandwich?

The first time I had a [California] veggie sandwich (in California, they just call it a “veggie sandwich”), it was at the legendary Source on the Sunset Strip in Los Angeles. By the time I got there (an undergrad at UCLA in the late ’80s), founder Father Yod and the Source family were long gone (as was the celebrity crowd). But the aura of this landmark of the California health food movement had never lost its allure for me, especially after I watched Woody Allen’s demolition derby in the parking lot of the restaurant in his 1977 classic Annie Hall when I was ten years old.